Healthy Start is a national scheme designed to support families on lower incomes achieve a balanced diet.
If you qualify for Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on cows milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables and infant formula. You also get coupons for free vitamins.
All women under 18 who are at least 10 weeks pregnant qualify for the scheme. Women over the age of 18, who are at least 10 weeks pregnant and families with children under four years old qualify if the family is receiving one of the following benefits:
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Child Tax Credit only, and annual income is £16,190 or less. However you can still qualify if you are receiving the four week Working Tax Credit 'run-on' because you are no longer treated as being in full-time work.
Both women under 18 and over 18 must re-register for Healthy Start once their baby has been born.
Visit the Healthy Start website to learn how to apply.